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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Obit: Eileen Eggl

  • Eileen (Clark) Eggl, 100, passed away on Saturday November 23, 2013, at the Towner County Living Center in Cando, N.D.
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  • Eileen (Clark) Eggl, 100, passed away on Saturday November 23, 2013, at the Towner County Living Center in Cando, N.D.
    Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, December 7 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cando at 10:30 a.m. with Father Joseph D’Aco and Deacon James Eggl celebrating the Mass.  Visitation will be Friday, December 6 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cando followed by a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. Burial will be at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Cando. Visitation will also continue on Saturday for one hour prior to the services in the church.
    Casket bearers will be her grandchildren, Christopher Eggl, Jon Haus, Ender Raghib, Tom Raddohl, Theresa Klinge and Patricia Raddohl. Eileen’s 33 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren will be honorary casket bearers. Music will be provided by Gladys Fluge, JoLynn Klinge and the Sacred Heart Choir.
    Eileen (Clark) Eggl  was born July 1, 1913 to Albert and Mary (Cookson) Clark at Clyde, N.D.  When she was three years old, her parents moved to a farm at Cando and she lived the rest of her life in the Cando community.  She attended Minot Teachers College and then taught country school.
    She married John Eggl Sept. 18, 1935. They farmed their whole life in Atkins Township and moved into Cando in 1974. They were very active in the Sacred Heart Church, community and state.
    Eileen was named ND Mother of the year in 1971. She was an active member of Altar Society, Christian mothers, taught Sunday School and CCD, MAC Homemakers, PTA, Garden Club, Hospital Auxiliary, Living Center Nursing Home Auxiliary, State Soil Conservation Auxiliary.
    She always had a big garden with lots of canning, freezing and jam making.  She raised a lot of chickens, fed many hired men and sewed lots of clothes along with raising her eight children. God, family, music and reading were a central part of her life.
    Surviving Eileen are seven of her eight children, Margaret (Lennie) Raddohl, Catherine (Eugene) Haus, John C. (Diane) Eggl, Mary (Dennis) Klinge, Virginia (Pat) Crotty, Wilhelmina "Billie" (Garry) Goergen, Jim (Sue) Eggl; Son-in-law, Gunay (Kerry) Raghib; Sister-in-law, Janet Eggl, 33 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.
     Eileen was preceded in death by her loving husband, John (1987); daughter, Eileen Diane (Eggl) Raghib (1991); grandson, Metin Raghib (1991); parents Albert and Mary Clark (1965) and her only sibling, Kenneth Clark (1991).
    Her family would like to thank all those who took such good care of their mother and for her many friends and family. She is now at home with her Lord.
    Family requests memorials to the Cando Public Library, Sacred Heart Cemetery Fund or the donor’s choice.
    Online guestbook is available at www.dunnigandix.com
    Dunnigan-Dix Funeral Home of Cando, is in charge of arrangements.
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